Disney Fantasy Ship Returns to Port Due to Medical Emergencies

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The Disney Fantasy ship of the Disney Cruise Line fleet was forced to return to its port on Saturday due to two passengers experiencing medical emergencies.

The Disney Fantasy left Port Canaveral, Florida on Saturday, April 6, 2013 to embark on a seven day Caribbean cruise. The ship left the dock around 5:00 p.m. EST, but returned just three and a half hours later at 8:30 p.m. EST. They were forced to return because two passengers needed medical attention due to previously existing medical conditions.



One passenger was a six year old child who required treatment for his diabetes at a hospital. The other passenger was a seventy seven year old man who had a heart condition and began experiencing chest pains. Both of these reports are according to Rosalind Harvey, a spokesperson for the Port Canaveral Police Department.

The Disney Fantasy ship was able to set sail again for their seven day cruise after the brief delay. No other reports have been updated about the condition of these two passengers, but everything appears that they are in stable condition and recovering well.

Are you considering a Disney Cruise? Did you know that Disney Cruise Line has three different home ports in the United States- Port Canaveral, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Galveston, Texas? You can take three, four, seven, or more day cruises to places like the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and more!

Would you like more information on a Disney Cruise or any other Disney Parks vacation? Siera, an authorized Disney vacation planner with Destinations in Florida, is your personal expert! You can contact her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com! 

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When Siera isn't planning Disney vacations for her friends and family, she is spreading Disney magic with everyone around her! Siera is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and a Disney travel specialist with Destinations in Florida.




About Siera

When Siera isn't planning Disney vacations for her friends and family, she is spreading Disney magic with everyone around her! Siera is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and a Disney travel specialist with Destinations in Florida.

  • lddcw

    I’ve seen ambulances take away sick (or worse?) people at ports of call, but I’ve yet to be on a ship that had to go back to port or make an unscheduled stop. I feel bad for the sick passsengers, but it’s an inconvenience for the whole ship in cases like this one. I’m glad the ship could get back on course. Be sure to get trip insurance for occasions like this!